Environmental solutions key successful South Texas line installation

The BP Amoco Chemicals Green Lake, Tex., pipeline project was, at the time of its construction in May 1999, the world's longest directionally drilled pipeline.Moreover, designing and building it required protecting a variety of sensitive environments surrounding the lines and ensuring containment of hazardous products within the pipelines.Stringent requirements imposed by BP Amoco Chemicals exceeded even those of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Transportation (DOT), and the US Army Corps of Engineers.Project participants engineered and used advanced technological safeguards coupled with construction methods to address environmental sensitivity. Namely, cons...

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